Privacy News

Despite the widespread belief that Bitcoin is anonymous and private, Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies’ privacy isn’t always good enough by default. Bitcoin’s balances are public, and addresses cannot offer more than pseudonymity. There are some services that can help with masking transactions, but they are not popular and easy enough to gain a large user-base and they also often have fees. Some news about Bitcoin privacy is promising: the implementation of SegWit and the use of the Lightning Network might be first steps in improving privacy. Some developers are focusing on the privacy of cryptocurrencies and developing protocols suitable for private transactions. Today, there are more and more cryptocurrencies that uses different privacy technologies but have their focus on anonymous transactions. Still, popular cryptocurrencies are trying to have the feature of public transactions as they may be used in business banking.

News
Will this legal contradiction be resolved before the deadline?
Mandatory KYC verification may contradict privacy laws in South Korea
Felipe Erazo
2020-09-25T01:01:00+01:00
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Opinion
Decentralization will turn the data economy upside down, allowing consumers to control their own data or sell it to the highest bidder.
The data economy is a dystopian nightmare
Dominik Schiener
2020-09-24T14:00:00+01:00
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News
Picking Chainlink over its competitors was an easy decision for Waterhouse.
Orchid adds a new 'secret shopper' oracle for greater transparency
Michael Kapilkov
2020-09-21T16:59:00+01:00
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News
Before trying to apply blockchain to anything, think why.
European central bank execs explain why CBDCs don’t need blockchain
Helen Partz
2020-09-21T14:34:21+01:00
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Newsletter
New developments at the state level in the U.S. defined this week's regulatory news.
Law Decoded: E Pluribus SHA-256
Kollen Post
2020-09-18T19:05:18+01:00
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News
Dollars are used for nefarious activities too.
XMR workgroup says IRS should study Monero — not try to break it
Helen Partz
2020-09-17T11:29:56+01:00
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News
The U.S. government is charging ahead in its pursuit of privacy tokens, according to its latest sanctions.
Updated: New US Treasury sanctions on Russian hackers aim for Monero
Kollen Post
2020-09-16T18:05:56+01:00
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Opinion
Web 3.0 will certainly be a step toward a more decentralized, immutable and censorship-resistant version of the web.
Web 3.0 would enable new possibilities and opportunities
Zhong Gengfa
2020-09-15T15:00:00+01:00
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